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The Department of Shalya Tantra has earned recognition as a tertiary centre of care in Ayurveda surgery amongst patients in Delhi and neighbouring states. The department has retained its traction in attracting the top-ranking PG and PhD aspirants from all over the country right from its inception at AIIA.

The dept. has taken a lead in adopting and integrating the modern concepts, tools and techniques in modern general surgery for the advancement of the art and science of Ayurveda surgery at AIIA.  The highly qualified teaching faculty and distinguished professors of the dept. are committed to provide the best possible care to patients who requires surgical & para-surgical services such as Ksharkarma, Agnikarma, Raktamokshana at tertiary level.

At present the dept. is running three clinical specialty OPDs namely 1. Samaya Shalya OPD/ General Surgery 2. Guda Roga / Ano-Rectal OPD 3. Asthi-Sandhi-Marma Roga / Integrated Orthopaedic and Sports Injury OPD. The Mootraroga / Ayurveda Urology unit is also being developed. The department is well equipped with modular operation theatres and all the advanced gadgetry including laparoscope, colonoscope, gastroscope and bronchoscope. The simulation lab is in an advanced stage of setting up. The Shalya Tantra operation theatre is being equipped with C-Arm and orthopaedic table etc. for orthopaedic surgical procedures.

The Ksharakarma Unit is most admirable unit providing treatment to patients of Arsha (piles), Bhagandara (fistula-in-ano), Parikartika (fissure-in-ano), Nadivrana (sinuses) etc. Large number of patients from Delhi and nearby states were benefited by Ksharakarma.


In keeping with the stated mandate of AIIA being a centre of excellence for tertiary care in Ayurveda, the Department of Shalya Tantra visualizes to develop a State- of – the- art Centre for Ayurveda Surgery, with its fully equipped and developed Specialties of General Surgery, Ano-rectal Surgery, ASMR and Urology.


The department of Shalya Tantra is working in a mission mode to upgrade the existing facilities and develop the new areas as stated below-

  1. Enhancement of boundaries of Ayurveda Surgery by adding new techniques in recent era.
  2. Scope of General surgery has been widened and upgraded by commencement Laparoscopy, Endoscopy procedures.
  3. Development of Excellence centre in the field of Ayurveda for surgical and Para-surgical care in different surgical elements especially Chronic wounds, Anorectal, ASMR & Mutra-Roga/Urology.


  • To provide comprehensive teaching-training and research at PG and PhD level by using advanced learning and investigative tools to produce a competitive, competent and confident surgeon in the field of Ayurveda surgery supplements with modern medical and surgical advances.
  • To provide excellent patient care service by using evidence-based practice of Ksharasutra in the field of Ano-Rectal disorders and promoting research in the field of Para-surgery (Agnikarma, Ksharakarma, Raktamokshan), Asthi-Sandhi-Marma Roga, Mootra Roga, Vrana Ropana etc. to fulfil the emerging needs of the society.
  • To provide state of art educational programmes at PG and Ph.D. level as well as knowledge dissemination programme for faculties & practitioners.
  • Encompasses the research activities to contribute patient friendly solutions to overcome post-surgical problems like pain and infection.
  • To empower the Ayurveda postgraduates in skill and knowledge of modern orthopaedic surgery and serving to be the best in clinical outcomes in ASMR disorders by incorporating Ayurveda and modern orthopaedic surgery.
  • PG & PhD teaching and training program is being upgraded by installing high fidelity simulator.

Last update on: 13th Oct 2022